Tirupur is the most Important Trade Center from India for export of all kinds of knitted garments such as T-Shirts, Polo’s, Sweats, Vests, Nightwear, and Briefs. The products range from Basics to Hi-Fashion for Men’s, Ladies, Kids and Babies and the factories have the expertise to handle fancy washes/treatments, Tie-Dyes, Batik, Bead/hand work etc
Tirupur has gained universal recognition as the leading source of knitted garments with an annual turn over of about US$1bn. This town houses 500+ factories and has the infrastructure to produce various qualities of fabric and garments. Most factories are vertical with in-house Spinning, Knitting, Dyeing, Printing, Embroidery, Washing and Garmenting. Manufacturers have made these investments to keep the costs low and have better control of the process and quality.
Delhi, the factories in and around this area specialize in high fashion and heavily embellished products especially for Ladies and Girls. The Product range covers Blouses, Trousers, Dresses, skirts, denims etc with little or heavy embellishments which include mirror-work, zardozi, beadwork, diamontes, crochet, appliques, hand/machine embroideries. This region is popular for these products because of the availability of skilled labour, who have inherited this expertise over the generations. This region also offers Embellished bed linen and furnishings for home needs.
Bangalore and Chennai, are two other important sourcing centres which offer a wide range of woven products like Trousers, Shirts, Blouses, jackets, cotton home furnishing etc. The factories in these regions are strong in washing and treatments like sandblasting, tinting, sprays, rip and repair etc. on Denims, Chino’s and Cargo’s. Some factories specialise on yarn dyed shirts with washes and other treatments. The popular ‘Madras checks’ originated from this region.
Many Buyers incl. Gap, Tommy, Nike, A&F;, M&S;, Next, Woolworth’s, River island, New Look, Diesel, ASDA, Tesco, Zara, Mother care, Primark, C&A;, H&M;, Peacocks, Carrefour, Target, Wal-Mart, Jc-Penny, Espirit, Dunne’s Stores, FCUK, Matalan. Etc. to name a few have benefited from importing from these regions.